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"Meteorology" clarifies the source of earthquakes felt in the country

“Meteorology” clarifies the source of earthquakes felt in the country

Hala Al Qayad (Abu Dhabi)

The National Meteorological Center has assured the nation that the impact of the earthquake that struck southern Iran early on Saturday was no more than a felt earthquake, and that there were no other impacts. Designs of buildings both outside the country and within the country are subject to earthquake resistance codes.

Khamis Seif Al Shamsi, Director of the Earthquake Department of the National Meteorological Center, told Al-Ittihad that the earthquake that struck southern Iran early yesterday (Saturday) morning was 6.3 on the Richter scale. Residents of the country, especially the northern parts of the country, felt as a result of their feelings. The tremors that followed the earthquake.

He said: In the southern part of Iran, for the past two weeks, earthquakes and tremors have occurred, stressing that there is no need for the people of the country to fear as these earthquakes are outside. United Arab Emirates, and they are the result of activity in the region of Arab plate boundaries with plates. Euro-Asiatic, which is caused by the movement of faults in the plate.

Citing the state’s previous exposure to earthquakes following the 8-magnitude earthquake that struck southern Pakistan, he asserted that the effects of the earthquake were felt only in the country, with no damage to buildings. Its effects receded with the state feeling the tremors without any damage to buildings.

Al Qubaisi assured the public that there is no strong seismic activity in the UAE, but there is light activity on the east coast, especially in the Tibba Masafi area, and the intensity of earthquakes usually does not exceed 3 degrees on the Richter scale.

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Al Qubaisi explained about the state’s capabilities in seismic monitoring, the National Meteorological Center has 21 seismic monitoring stations and 70 networks to monitor earthquakes, and the center has links with the International Seismic Monitoring Network. Monitoring networks of Arab Gulf countries contribute to understanding the nature of earthquakes.